"Bluster" is a post-punk post-hardcore band from Chicago composed of Mark Weissburg (vocals, rhythm guitar), Anna Friedman (vocals, bass) and Larry Ohler (drums) that formed in Chicago in 2012.
The original band members met on dating site OkCupid and began practicing in 2012 (Ok Bluster). From the start they worked out original material with influences that included Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du, and X. Their first live show was on Mother's Day, May 17, 2014 at Chicago's Subterranean in Wicker Park.
Their music was described as an, "eclectic sound, which at times felt like straight up rock before delving into more post punk territory."
Their self titled EP "Bluster" was released August 10, 2014. Later that month they were featured on indie podcast "The Homemade Hit Show".
After original drummer Alex Meza moved to New Mexico, the band went into hiatus while searching for a new drummer, finally adding Larry Ohler in October 2014. Their first show with Ohler was at the Red Line Tap on November 20, 2014 and they have been playing consistently since.
EPs and singles
- 2014: “Bluster”
- Chicago Reader, Subterranean Show
- Gapers Block notice, Subterranean show
- Gapers Block review
- Bluster EP